Midmarket: 10 Geeky Gadgets Everyone Should Have

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2010-06-25
 
 
 

10 Geeky Gadgets Everyone Should Have

 

10 Geeky Gadgets Everyone Should Have

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Cyber Clean Electronics Cleaning PuttyFor those who are tired of dealing with dirty or grime-filled gadgets, the Cyber Clean Electronics Cleaning Putty might be a fine solution. The product, which costs just $6.99, is designed to be applied to keyboards or devices that need a quick cleaning. After placing the putty on a device, users need only make sure it form-fits to the device and then pull it off. It removes dirt and grime. And since it's putty, there's little reason to get more than one unit. Not bad.

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Bi-Color LED Blow On-Off CandlesLeaving candles on in a house can be dangerous if they're left unattended. Realizing that, the Bi-Color LED Blow On-Off Candles might be the next best option. The candles are controlled by blowing on them. One blow turns the LED lights inside the candles on. Another blow turns them off. The user can choose between a blue LED light or a standard yellow hue. In either case, the lights flicker as if they're real candles. The small version of the LED candles starts at $11.99. The larger model costs $14.99.

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Universal Gadget Wrist ChargerThose who don't mind wearing a weird-looking gadget on their wrists will love the Universal Gadget Wrist Charger. The device, which costs $34.99, allows users to plug in just about any mobile phone, MP3 player or handheld gaming product and charge it while on the go. The charger itself runs on a rechargeable lithium ion battery. It even connects to devices that require mini USB connections. The device comes with connectors for the iPhone, Nintendo DS and many more products. It's ugly, but it's quite useful.

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Lil Guppie Multi-ToolThe Lil Guppie Multi-Tool is one of the most useful gadgets on this list. The device is similar to a Swiss Army knife, but goes beyond what that can do. It includes a steel blade, wrench, carabiner, screwdrivers and money clips. It even has a bottle opener. The device is designed for folks who need to quickly fix a troubled gadget. Its design is a little odd, so it will take some getting used to, but at just $21.99, it's nicely affordable.

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USB Memory WatchFolks who want to keep important data in a safe spot will find such a solution with the USB Memory Watch. The device not only tells the time, but also doubles as a USB key. It comes in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB sizes, and works with Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. A dongle on the watch allows users to connect it to a computer's USB port. From there, it shows up as a removable drive, and content can either be stored on it or transferred off of it. Pricing starts at $19.99 and goes up to $39.99 depending on desired capacity.

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Lumadot LED UmbrellaMost umbrellas are boring. And even those with some color or graphics fall flat for most geeks. That's why the Lumadot LED Umbrella might come in handy for consumers who want to add a little extra flair to rainy days. The umbrella boasts blue LED lights that, when turned on, will illuminate its canopy. Those who don't want to run the lights will still be able to use the black umbrella to stop the rain from falling on them. There isn't much to the Lumadot LED umbrella, but it will certainly turn some heads.

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Ironkey Military Strength Flash Drive For those who want to keep their data as safe and secure as possible, there is no better flash drive on the market than the Iron key Military Strength Flash Drive. The device, which comes in a neat steel finish, includes better encryption than U.S. Military standards call for. Even better, the device can tell if it's being hacked. Once it determines a breach is in progress, it self-destructs to keep the information away from potential hackers. The drive even comes with a version of Firefox that encrypts all Web traffic. Pricing starts at $69.99 for the 1GB model.

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Stainless Steel 8GB Video WatchThe Stainless Steel 8GB Video Watch is for those who never want to be far away from some video entertainment. The device not only tells the time, but allows users to store up to 8GB of video on it. The watch's 1.8-inch display allows users to view the videos from their wrists. It also comes with a built-in speaker and has a headphone jack. Those who want to record notes can use the watch's built-in microphone. To get video on the device, users need to connect the watch to a Windows computer via USB. It retails for $99.99.

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BluAlert Bluetooth BraceletThose who like to keep their mobile phones on silent or simply can't find their iPhones might like the BluAlert Bluetooth Bracelet. The device, which is attached to the wrist, vibrates whenever the phone it's connected to is ringing. And if the phone it's paired with is more than 5 meters away, the device vibrates to alert users to potential theft. The bracelet even has a display to show who is calling. The BluAlert Bluetooth Bracelet starts at $49.99.

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Spycam Video Pen CameraThe Spycam Video Pen Camera doubles as a pen and a video camera. By hitting a button on the device, the pen will start recording video in 640 by 480 resolution. The device features 4GB of storage capacity, allowing for a sizable amount of content to be loaded onto the pen. The only issue with the Spycam is that it has a small, rechargeable battery that accommodates just 2 hours of run time. Regardless, it's a nice tool to have handy when in an important meeting.

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